Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced Thursday that her office plans to create a Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer position. The officer would work with Gardner and other senior county officials to ensure programs, policies, and resources in the county are equitable and inclusive.
According to the job description, the officer is “responsible for developing and providing overall management of a strategic framework, shaping, directing and advancing racial, gender, ethnic and social equity priorities, and achieving equitable opportunities for all residents in Frederick County,” and reports to the County Executive.
Gardner’s announcement comes after Hagen announced a draft of a bill aiming to ensure racial equity and social justice countywide, modeled off legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council late last year.
Gardner said she hopes to have the position filled within the next few months.
For more information, see Frederick County’s press release.